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Can A Research Accelerator Solve The Psychology Replication Crisis?

Fri, 12/13/2019 - 05:01

For decades, psychology researchers have failed to reproduce findings with similar experiments. This lack of replicability is a big problem for the field. A new global effort is working to solve it.

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Trump Dismisses Charges Against Him As 'Impeachment Lite' — Is He Right?

Fri, 12/13/2019 - 05:01

President Trump and Republican supporters have dismissed the articles of impeachment brought before the president, but how do their arguments stack up?

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Paid Parental Leave: How Republicans Learned To Love A Democratic Priority

Fri, 12/13/2019 - 05:00

A Republican president is helping advance what has long been a Democratic priority as part of a defense bill. Not all Republicans are thrilled about it.

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Boris Johnson And Conservative Party Win Large Majority In Parliament

Fri, 12/13/2019 - 01:13

Preliminary results give a resounding victory to Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Conservative Party, all but ensuring the United Kingdom will exit the European Union early next year.

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FAA Chief Pushes Back On Boeing Pressure To Return 737 Max Jets To Service

Thu, 12/12/2019 - 21:24

A day after hearing criticism from Congress that his agency is too cozy with the manufacturer, the FAA administrator warned Boeing's CEO not to expect quick recertification of the grounded planes.

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Congressional Negotiators Reach Tentative Deal On $1.3 Trillion Spending Package

Thu, 12/12/2019 - 18:05

The tentative agreement would fund programs through the end of September 2020 and avoid a government shutdown. Federal agencies run out of money at midnight on December 20.

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Senate Passes Armenia Genocide Measure, Ignoring White House Objections

Thu, 12/12/2019 - 17:52

The Senate resolution recognizes the killing of 1.5 million Armenians by the Ottoman Empire between 1915 and 1923. Turkey condemned the move saying it has put the U.S.-Turkey relationship at risk.

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Major League Baseball Drops Marijuana, Adds Opioids, Cocaine To 'Drugs Of Abuse' List

Thu, 12/12/2019 - 16:57

The changes follow the death of Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs, who was found with opioids and alcohol in his system.

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McDonald's Not Responsible For How Franchisees Treat Workers, U.S. Agency Rules

Thu, 12/12/2019 - 16:40

The federal labor law board held that McDonald's should not be held liable for labor practices of its franchisees. The ruling directed a judge to approve a settlement in a years-long union case.

'Acts Of Hate': Officials Say Jersey City Shooters Held Animus Toward Jews And Cops

Thu, 12/12/2019 - 15:07

New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said investigators believe the deadly attacks were "potential acts of terrorism." Meanwhile, members of the Jewish community mourned their lost neighbors.

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After Greta Thunberg Wins 'Time' Honor, Trump Suggests She 'Chill' And Watch A Movie

Thu, 12/12/2019 - 14:51

The climate activist responded like the social media-savvy teenager she is, with a sly change to her Twitter profile.

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U.S. Military Official Warns Of Dangerous Escalation In Iran-Backed Attacks In Iraq

Thu, 12/12/2019 - 13:55

A rocket attack Thursday at Baghdad's airport appears to be the latest in a string of attacks over the past five weeks that U.S. officials say have escalated both in frequency and potential lethality.

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House Democrats Grill Betsy DeVos Over Denying Student Borrower Relief

Thu, 12/12/2019 - 13:31

The Education Secretary testifies before the House education committee about her handling of a loan relief program for student borrowers who say they've been defrauded by for-profit colleges.

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Despite Warning Of 2nd Eruption, Police Will Try To Recover Bodies On White Island

Thu, 12/12/2019 - 13:27

Specialists will embark for the volcano island Friday morning local time, aiming to recover eight bodies. Scientists have warned of a roughly even likelihood of a fresh eruption activity.

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In 'Medicare For All,' Healthcare Is Seen As A 'Critical Service'

Thu, 12/12/2019 - 13:17

New York Times investigative reporter Sarah Kliff talks about the costs and challenges of switching to a universal healthcare system — and what it might mean to eliminate private insurance entirely.

71 Soldiers Killed In Attack On Army Camp In Niger

Thu, 12/12/2019 - 12:22

No group has taken responsibility so far the attack in the West African country, but the region has been a target of Islamist militants in the past.

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'We Were Blindsided:' Families Of Extremists Form Group To Fight Hate

Thu, 12/12/2019 - 12:10

Members of the nonprofit Parents For Peace came to Washington to show the human toll of violent extremism. They want Americans to see hate as a public health crisis.

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10 Former NFL Players Charged With Defrauding League's Health Care Program

Thu, 12/12/2019 - 11:23

The former players are accused of receiving payouts totaling $3.4 million for medical equipment they allegedly never purchased. The men charged include Clinton Portis, Robert McCune and John Eubanks.

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Russia Expels 2 German Diplomats In Deepening Quarrel Over Murder Probe

Thu, 12/12/2019 - 10:24

The retaliation, "guided by the reciprocity principle," comes after Germany expelled two Russian diplomats last week. The tussle stems from a murder in Berlin that Germany has linked to the Kremlin.

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U.K. Holds A Pivotal General Election, And Voters Bring Their Dogs To The Polls

Thu, 12/12/2019 - 10:15

Boris Johnson's Conservatives are expected to win only enough seats to secure a small majority. So far on election day, the most popular figures at polling stations are (literally) dogs.

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